Connacht grab draw at the death

Updated: February 18, 2012

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Connacht 13 – 13 Glasgow Warriors
Full time

Grant (Try) 25min
Jackson (con) 26min
O’Connor (pen) 40min
Jackson (pen) 54min
O’Halloran (try) 64 min
O’Connor (con) 65min
Jackson (pen) 68min
O’Connor (pen) 80min

80min O’Connor to snatch a draw – HE DOES IT.. Great stuff at the finish. Connacht 13 – Glasgow 13
80min UNBELIEVABLE. Great scrum from Connacht and they’ve won a penalty at the death.
79min Time running out for Connacht, 30 seconds left and its a Glasgow scrum in their own half.
78min Kicked to touch again and won again by McCarthy. Sadly Ref calls it for obstruction so Glasgow get the ball.
77min The line out is collected well and O’Connor goes for the cross field kick, good catch by Murchie but play called back for penalty.
76min Great work as they win the penalty, pity its on half way. O’Connor finds touch.
75min YES Connacht clear their lines, good follow up by Duffy and O’Halloran, 5 minutes to go.
74min Grace went on there for Gannon, missed that. Connacht under a lot of pressure here.
72min Big line out for Connacht on their try line. Won well and O’Connor gets a kick away but doesn’t find touch. Pressure on.
72min NO TRY!!! Glasgow back to 15 men as Seymour returns.
72min Lovely break by Glasgow sub Gordon Reid who almost makes it over himself, ball goes out to George Hunter who goes in the tackle from John Muldoon. Ref has gone to the TMO to see if the TRY can be awarded. Doesn’t look like it that I can see.
71min Just under ten minutes left for Connacht to snatch this.
68min Jackson puts Glasgow back in front from the penalty.
67min Eoghan Grace, whose impressed today, is punished for blocking. Chance now for Glasgow.
65min O’Connor levels it, 10 a piece. 15 minutes to go.
63min TRY!!! O’Halloran goes over to give Connacht a deserved try.. right back in this. Connact 8 – Glasgow 10
62min Good defending by Glasgow as they hold off the Connacht onslaught
61min Connacht win the scrum well and are just outside the Glasgow line. COME ON…
60min Seymour has been sin binned for deliberately stopping the ball.
60min Lovely break by Connacht’s O’Halloran.
59min Another change for Connacht as Griffin comes on for Tonetti.
59min Lemi gets in on the act as he too goes for a drop goal from a big distance out, like Jackson he too fails
58min Jackson with a drop goal from a big distance out, fails short of the posts. Connacht to restart in the 22.
57min Good eyes on the ball there by Duffy as he collects a Garryowen
55min Duffy unlucky there as puts a foot slightly into touch, good break though by Connacht. Scrum Glasgow.
54min Against the run of play in this 2nd half, Jackson puts Glasgow further ahead.
53min Glasgow win a penalty, Jackson with the chance to make it 10-3
53min This game has been SCRUMTASTIC.. another one here now, this time Warriors get the put in
52min Change for Connacht as Moore comes on for O’Donohoe
51min O’Connor finds touch, now to win the line out. They do. Good work. Maul never formed Connacht put in to the scrum
50min Savage tackle by Muldoon, after Connacht had lost. Glasgow don’t release and its a green penalty.
50min Vainikolo did well to get back there and get the ball. We’re on half way now as Connacht build again.
49min Glasgow somehow manage to get a boot into a loose ball and suddenly we’re in the Connacht 22. Waste.
48min Ball is spread out wide to O’Halloran but he’s tackled. Connacht holding possession.
47min Nearly an interception there by the Warriors, Connacht manage to keep the ball.
46min Scrum to the Glasgow Warriors in their own 22
44min Penalty to Connacht, O’Connor kicks to touch and the men in green claim the line out
42min Connacht making the early running here but again that lack of cutting edge doesn’t help them
41min Jackson gets the second half underway for Glasgow. Connacht will be boosted by the late first half penalty
Half time: Right on the stroke of half time O’Connor get’s Connacht’s first score of the game, they trail Glasgow 7-3.
40min A chance for O’Connor to get Connacht’s first points. BIG KICK NEEDED
40min A late flurry from Connacht ends with a penalty
37min O’Donohue clears his line well under pressure. Connacht lack the cutting edge to get a score
35min Jackson boots the penalty into the touch, line out for the away side
34min Great maul by Connacht but once again indiscipline/unforced errors costs them
33min Promising position lost there now – 7 minutes to half time and just the two scores so far.
33min O’Donohue waits too long and he’s caught up by some good Glasgow work
32min Scrum to Connacht
30min Home crowd not happy as Connacht are punished for a tackle in the air. Didn’t look it.
29min Jackson’s kick goes to half way and we have line out.
28min Good response from Connacht, Kyle Tonetti with a good run but he’s punished for not releasing.
26min TRY!!!! for Glasgow. The prop Ryan Grant goes over the line. Jackson adds the extra’s
24min Turn over scrum, thats better from Glasgow as they win it cleanly and try run it.
23min Chance is wasted as Glasgow fail to release. Scrum with put in to Connacht
22min Still no score to report – Glasgow have a line out in the Connacht half, its collected well.
20min It just lacked the legs, a big kick from O’Connor from just on half way. Ball is cleared for a Connacht line out.
19min Connacht win a penalty after Glasgow are punished for holding on. Another chance for O’Connor
18min Calls for forward pass there from the supporters as Glasgow pass the ball along their back line, it was a 50/50 one.
17min Glasgow’s turn to apply the pressure now, an attempt at a drop goal goes wide and Connacht have a let off.
15min Duffy’s clearance is charged down but thankfully the ball goes over the white line. Line out on Connacht’s 5m line.
12min Duffy with the grubber but just too much on it for O’Halloran and it goes out for the line out.. Good pressure from Connacht
12min Scrum to Connacht deep in the Glasgow half. Chance to attack
7min Niall O’Connor with the first penalty of the day, he misses.
1min We’re underway


Connacht:15 Gavin Duffy (C), 14 Fetu’u Vainikolo, 13 Kyle Tonetti, 12 Henry Fa’afili, 11 Tiernan O’Halloran, 10 Niall O’Connor, 9 Paul O’Donohoe, 8 George Naoupu, 7 Eoghan Grace, 6 John Muldoon, 5 Mike McCarthy, 4 Michael Swift, 3 Ronan Loughney, 2 Adrian Flavin, 1 Brett Wilkinson.
Replacements:16 Ethienne Reynecke, 17 Denis Buckley, 18 Stewart Maguire, 19 Dave Gannon, 20 Mick Kearney, 21 Dave Moore, 22 Matthew Jarvis, 23 Eoin Griffin.

Glasgow: 15 Peter Murchie, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Troy Nathan, 12 Graeme Morrison (capt), 11 David Lemi, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Henry Pyrgos, 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Chris Fusaro, 6 Rob Harley, 5 Tom Ryder, 4 Rob Verbakel, 3 Jon Welsh, 2 Pat MacArthur, 1 Ryan Grant.
Replacements: 16 Finlay Gillies, 17 Gordon Reid, 18 George Hunter, 19 Nick Campbell, 20 Duncan Weir, 21 Alex Dunbar, 22 Colin Shaw, 23 Calum Forrester.

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